May 8th 2020

We continue discussions with the government to allow SUB payments to (eligible members) who are collecting CERB.  Although the issue has still not been corrected we have made progress towards a resolve.

I have attached three letters, the first is sent to Carla Qualtrough – Employment and Social Development Canada and William Morneau Department of Finance.  The letter is signed by  Daniel Blaikie – Member of Parliament Elmwood–Transcona as well as Jerry Dias, Mark Hancock CUPE and Ken Neumann from the Steel Workers union. The letter is asking the government (1) to deem the CERB an Employment Insurance benefit in such a way as to satisfy the conditions of SUB plans, and (2) to confirm that SUB plan payments will not be considered earnings that would disqualify workers from receiving benefits that they would otherwise be entitled to. Read the Letter.

The second letter is to Shane Wark, Assistant to the President of Unifor from Mathew Hough, Labour Relations at GM to assure our members of their commitment to resolve the issue.  Letter from GM Canada re CERB SUB May 8 2020.

The third letter was previously posted on the website but we have added it to this post for your convenience. Letter to Minister Qualtrough 15 Apr 2020

We appreciate our members patience as we work towards a satisfactory resolve on this issue and once again remind you that both the company and the Union is not the roadblock, we are waiting for the government to apply a fair ruling, so we can get you paid what is due.

Want to help? We encourage our members to sign the following petition CLICK HERE To Sign the online petition ”Don’t Deny SUB Plans”

In Solidarity
Tim McKinnon